Hospital Acquired Infections have been with us for a long time before SARS-Cov2 and no doubt will remain after Covid has passed from the headlines. The difference now is twofold, I guess. 1.      Infection Control has taken on a much...
Monitoring indoor air quality (IAQ) should be first on your list – when you know what’s in the air you breathe you can take action to improve it. It is advised that IAQ sensors should monitor a number of key...
The most hygienic toilet tissue system in the marketplace1 The systems chosen for toilet tissue and hand towel in the public washrooms of a hospital can make a real difference to hygiene in the wider hospital environment. The Scott® ControlTM...
Cleaning teams in hospitals and care homes put a huge amount of effort into their housekeeping operations. The aim is to create and maintain safe facilities that provide a pleasant environment and protect patients, guests, staff, and visitors against infections....
Strong messaging regarding the effect on others has been suggested People around the globe have not reached sufficiently high levels of hand washing compliance, despite the current pandemic – which puts themselves and others at risk according to a recent...
C.diff is generally recognised as being one of the most difficult of all hospital pathogens to eradicate. However, UVC disinfection can kill the C.diff organism and effect beneficial reductions in C.diff spores. Does UVC disinfection reduce C.diff incidence? Clostridium difficile...
Working hard to control and prevent infection Infection prevention has always been crucial, even more so through the global pandemic. International Infection Prevention Week aims to show just how important it is in saving lives. We understand the demand for...
In our latest article, we discuss how Rediroom increases the options for IPC teams and bed managers through placing patients in the most suitable accommodation, which in turn, reduces the risk of HCAIs and improves patient flow. The Rediroom has been designed...
As we know, COVID-19 has put a huge strain on hospital resources, especially with rising bed occupancy levels. Nuffield Trust reported that by 24 January 2021, critical care bed occupancy levels were at 148% relative to the number of available beds on...
Introduction As part of our ongoing process to discover the best ways to develop our product range and understand how to tackle the spread of diseases and viruses, we are continually carrying out experiments. One recent experiment was to examine...